Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

Dudhsagar waterfall, 60km from Panaji, is India's tallest waterfall. Reach Goa Airport and take a taxi to Mollem village to reach the waterfall. Best time to visit is Oct-May.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Take a beach holiday in The Andaman Islands- an archipelago of 300 islands in the Bay of Bengal. Reach Port Blair International Airport  and visit Havelock, Jolly Buoy and Ross Islands. Best time to visit is Apr-Jun, avoid monsoon season.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Rishikesh is the Yoga capital of India, located on the Ganges in Uttarakhand. Reach by flight to Dehradun Airport and take a taxi. Best time to visit Mar-Apr and Sep-Oct for river rafting.

Nubra Valley, Ladakh

Nubra Valley is 150 km from Leh, famous for camel safaris, trekking trails and Diskit Monastery. Best time to visit is Apr-Jun & Sep-Oct for its pink & yellow roses and Oct-Feb for the moon-like surface. Reach by taking a flight to Leh Town.

Backwaters of Alleppey, Kerala

Alleppey in Kerala is a popular backpacker destination, best-known for taking Houseboat river cruises. Take a flight to Kochi and a ferry to Ernakulam, then a bus to Alleppey. Best time to visit: Oct-Feb. Book cheap flights to Kochi on Indian Eagle.

Srinagar, Jammu

Srinagar is a heavenly place located in Jammu & Kashmir. Tourists can enjoy houseboats, Shikharas and lakes. Reach via flight, train or road from nearby cities. Best time to visit is April to October.

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is a peaceful place in Himachal Pradesh, India with spectacular views. Trekking, mountaineering, paragliding and white river rafting are popular activities. Fly to Bhuntar Airport or take a bus or car to reach here. Best time is October to June.

Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji

Nohkalikai Falls is located near Cherrapunji and is one of India's tallest waterfalls. Best visited between May and September, it can be reached by renting a car, bus or taxi from Guwahati.


Mizoram is a culturally vibrant region with lush valleys, pristine rivers and rolling hills. Best time to visit is Dec-Mar. Reachable by air, rail and road from India.


Matheran, the smallest hill station in India, is 90 km from Mumbai. It's best visited between April-May and October-December. Reach by train to Neral, 21 km away, or by flight to Pune, then hire a taxi or cab.

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